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From Phil Steitz <>
Subject Re: A handful of Java file format libraries + tools - would commons be a good home?
Date Tue, 13 Oct 2015 23:24:04 GMT
On 10/13/15 4:15 PM, Nick Burch wrote:
> On Sat, 10 Oct 2015, Phil Steitz wrote:
>> On 10/8/15 8:45 AM, Nick Burch wrote:
>>> TL;DR - There's a handful of Java mini-projects, one per file
>>> format, each with a library and command-line tools, in and around
>>> Apache Tika. Would Commons be a good Apache home for them?
>> This depends on what you mean by "home."  What does not work is just
>> parking code here and hoping someone else picks it up.  What can
>> work fine is moving some code here and working on it and building
>> community around it here.  There just needs to be a micro-community
>> interested and willing to generate interest in the code and maintain
>> it.  If this is the case, then you all are most welcome to join us.
> There's a small community for each, with a fair bit of overlap,
> and from Tika at least a strong desire that bugs get fixed and new
> releases pushed our after!
> Not enough to manage 3 +1s and some spares that a full PMC would
> need for each, and probably never would do for each format
> individually. It would need others from Commons to help with the
> release checks and voting. It would also involve releases of tool
> jars, possibly tool wrapper scripts, along with the more normal (I
> think?) for commons Java library jars.

No problem there, as long as it is all RAT happy etc.
> Does that still sound like something suitable for commons?

Seems suitable to me.  And of course, all are always welcome to
contribute to the components we already have :)

> Or do you think we'd be better bundling these handful of libraries
> and tools up in their own "a bit like commons" project with some
> volunteers from Tika and one or two others?
> Thanks
> Nick
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